Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will be fit for Real Madrid's clash against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, revealed manager Carlo Ancelotti.
However, the Italian tactician is not sure whether striker Karim Benzema and defender Pepe (who are recovering from a groin pull and a calf injury respectively) will feature, when the two Madrid rivals battle it out for the prestigious European crown.
"Pepe and Karim Benzema are the only two players in doubt. Right now they can't play but we have four more days until the final and we will make a decision right at the end," Ancelotti told UEFA's official website.
Though none of the four trained with the squad, with Bale, Pepe and Benzema exercising indoors and Ronaldo training on his own, the former Chelsea boss is confident the Portugal and Wales internationals will recover.
"[Gareth] Bale didn't train today because he has a specific gym workout but I believe both he and Cristiano [Ronaldo] will be playing which is good enough for us," the manager stressed.
Ancelotti feels Bale has played an important role at the club, despite being plagued by a host of injuries since joining from Tottenham Hotspur last summer.
"He has done a great job this season after injury problems at the beginning. Once he got into good physical condition he showed his quality, scoring goals and getting many assists. He has had a good impact on the team and everyone is very happy with him. He will do same in the final. He is very excited to play in the final which is his first European final and I'm sure he is going to have a fantastic match," the coach pointed out.
Bale, whose late solo goal helped Real beat Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final, also claims that he is feeling good, despite missing two games.
"It was just a bit of recovery [work]. I did not play for two games prior to the weekend but I feel good," Bale said, according to the Guardian.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo, who limped off with a thigh injury during Real's pre-match warm-up against Espanyol, is also confident that he will start the Champions League final.
"I'll be there. Today I'm not 100 percent but I will be for the final. It's very important, we worked all season to play the final and win it. It was bad luck that I've had all these problems over the close of the season. It's normal at the end of the season," the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner revealed.
"Nobody wants to miss a final with such high expectations that we have been vying to reach for years. I want to help Real Madrid win it. I'm confident I'll be 100 percent for the final," added the Portuguese, who has set a new Champions League record, by netting 16 goals this season.